Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Wonderful Life - Black

Musician Colin Vearncombe, known as Black, has died after suffering head injuries in a car accident. The singer, from Liverpool, who had a global hit in 1987 with Wonderful Life, suffered swelling on his brain in a crash on Sunday January 10 near Cork Airport. His death was announced on his Facebook page with the simple message: "Colin Vearncombe. 26/5/1962-26/1/2016. You'll never walk alone". Best known for 1980's singles Sweetest Smile and Wonderful Life, Black released 15 albums under his own name and also published poetry and staged exhibitions of his paintings in Ireland, where he lived for more than 10 years.
As maybe most people remember him! 
Here I go out to sea again, the sunshine fills my hair.
And dreams hang in the air.
Gulls in the sky and in my blue eye, you know it feels unfair.
There's magic everywhere.
Look at me standing, here on my own again.
Up straight in the sunshine.
No need to run and hide,
It's a Wonderful, Wonderful Life.
No need to laugh and cry,
It's a Wonderful, Wonderful Life.
Only on my lips yesterday, if these lyrics are also there on my death bed 
I would consider myself a Winner in Life!